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Police seek help locating suspected pimp/panderer 

Walter Thomas Jr.

–The Paso Robles Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating 44-year-old Walter Thomas Jr. in connection with an ongoing Human Trafficking investigation. Thomas was last seen driving a silver Chrysler Pacifica in the Paso Robles area. Thomas might be headed to the Fresno or Clovis, CA area, police say.

On Jan. 30, PRPD detectives contacted two women working as prostitutes in the Paso Robles area. Investigators believe the two women are victims of human trafficking with Thomas acting as their pimp/panderer.

While the details of this investigation are being withheld to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the PRPD is hopeful the public can help them locate Thomas Jr.

Anyone with information about Thomas Jr.’s whereabouts should contact PRPD Detective Eric Azarvand at (805) 227-7424 or persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 549- STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

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